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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Orange County’s Rectrac/Webtrac to be Upgraded

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Online registration for classes or activities and reservations for Orange County facilities will be temporarily unavailable on Monday, Dec. 13, due to a planned system upgrade. The downtime is scheduled for 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.

During that time, Orange Coun...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Indoor Mask Mandate Continues for Orange County

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With several key COVID metrics increasing, Orange County will continue its indoor countywide mask mandate. The mandate applies to anyone 2 years and older, regardless of vaccination status.

Orange County is experiencing a surge in new cases, mostly among t...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Bus Stop improvements scheduled at OCPT stops in Hillsborough, Chapel Hill

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As a function of the Orange County Transit Plan, improvements are being made at various Orange County Public Transportation bus stops in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill. These improvements are funded through the half-cent public transit sales tax.

Orange Coun...

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Posted on: November 17, 2021

Orange County Public Library Goes Fine-Free

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Effective Wednesday, Nov. 17, the Orange County Public Library will no longer collect fines for overdue materials. Customers may return late items to the Main Library in downtown Hillsborough or the Cybrary in downtown Carrboro.

County Commissioners approv...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Now Available for Children Ages 5 to 11

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Children ages 5 to 11 can now receive a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. The Food and Drug Administration has authorized a lower dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children in this age group, and the Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Orange County, Carrboro and Chapel Hill outside agencies funding process opens

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Each year, Orange County, the Town of Carrboro and the Town of Chapel Hill invite program funding requests from nonprofit providers (outside agencies) to support delivery of vital community services. The County and Towns administer a common application wi...

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Board of Commissioners approve new Longtime Homeowner Assistance program

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Orange County will launch a new Longtime Homeowner Assistance (LHA) program on Oct. 8 to provide property tax bill assistance to help people stay in their homes. The Orange County Board of Commissioners initiated the LHA Program on June 15, 2021, by alloc...

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